January 25, 2001

Hartley to make QAS debut

Australian Under-19 wicket-keeper Chris Hartley will make his debut for the Queensland Academy Of Sport next week against the Victoria 2nd XI in the ACB Cup at Allan Border Field.

Hartley, a scholarship holder at the Commonwealth Bank Cricket Academy and member of the Australia Post Queensland Under-19 national championship team, has earned selection ahead of the experienced Gavin Fitness for the match.

Hartley joins fellow Australian and Queensland Under-19 teammate Nathan Hauritz in the team, with the State selectors opting to try Hauritz in a four-day match after selecting him earlier this month for the XXXX Queensland Bulls one-day side.

Hartley, Norths opening batsmen Duncan Betts and Brendan Nash and Redlands pace bowler Matthew Petrie are the only players not to have played for the Bulls.

Making a return to the QAS team is left-hander Lance Kahler who has been one of the leading runs-scorers in the Brisbane XXXX Grade premiership so far this season.

The Victorian team includes former Bulls batsman Matthew Mott and will be captained by ex-Bushrangers batsman Laurie Harper.

The match starts on Monday January 29 and continues until Thursday.

QUEENSLAND ACADEMY OF SPORT: Clinton Perren (c), Matthew Anderson, Duncan Betts, Lee Carseldine, Joe Dawes, Chris Hartley, Nathan Hauritz, James Hopes, Lance Kahler, Brendan Nash, Ashley Noffke, Matthew Petrie.

VICTORIAN 2nd XI: Laurie Harper (c), Peter Harper, Matthew Mott, Simon Dart, Michael Klinger, Clinton Peake, Peter Roach, Jon Moss, Ian Hewett, John Davison, Cameron White.